Local Tae Kwon Do group packs a punch for Uplands pupils

By Claire Dukes - 9 May 2018

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A Local Tae Kwon Do group kicked into action with a fundraiser for Uplands School, raising more than £1,000 for the educational institute.

North Wilts TKD presented Uplands School with a £1,902.40 cheque after holding a One Hundred Rounds of Sparring charity event. Chief Instructors, Paul and Leanne Lolley, of North Wilts TKD chose to fundraise for Uplands as Paul's son, and Leanne's stepson, Zac attends the school. Speaking after the cheque presentation, held at Uplands, Leanne Lolley said: "Schools like Uplands give children with special needs access to life experiences that without additional fundraising they would never have access too, they encourage these children to be themselves which improves their confidence. "The school made us feel so welcome - Fiona and all the teachers have always been marvellous in supporting North Wilts TKD and Zac." The money fundraised for Uplands will allow the school to enrich their curriculum which will benefit the pupil's day-to-day activities. CEO of Uplands, Fiona Clark, said: "We feel very grateful that families take the time to do activities like this for us. "The Lolley family know we try to provide the richest curriculum we can - the money will go towards funds for extra curricular activities. "We're preparing to launch an activities week which will bring things into the school as a shared experience. We'll be theming it around music, drama, and social interaction - activities that the children can share and talk about together. This money will help us to have a fantastic week."

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